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Station Recertification Application Instructions

Please read the following instructions carefully and ensure you have all the required information and documentation prior to completing your Station Recertification Application. The Station Recertification Applications must be submitted electronically. When completing the application, do not use ditto marks or enter “same” in any fields.

After GCAF determines your application is complete and the supporting documents meet the requirements, your application will be sent to EPD for review. If your station failed its most recent audit or the station license has expired, the application will be pending until your station passes a renewal audit.

Applying for Station Recertification

Required Documentation

GCAF only accepts documentation in English; documents in other languages will not be accepted. Additional documentation, as deemed necessary by EPD, may be required in order to process the request.

The following documentation must be submitted when applying for station recertification:

  • A completed Station Recertification Application
  • Copies of the following (scans, camera photos, etc., are acceptable but copies must be completely clear and readable):
    • Current years’ business license
    • Current W-9 for the business
    • Certificate of Liability Insurance
    • Photo ID (driver’s license/state ID) of the station owner
    • Verification of Lawful Presence with the United States [O.C.G.A. §50-36-1(e)(2) Affidavit] (see example affidavit)
      • This form must be notarized.
    • Site plan drawing
    • Documentation from your internet service provider, including the static IP address.


Please allow between two (2) and four (4) weeks  for processing applications. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The applicant will receive a confirmation number for an online submittal to acknowledge a successful transmission. Please use this number when referring to your application. The applicant will be contacted by email once the application is processed. NOTE: If the applicant fails to upload the correct documentation, he or she will be contacted by email. In this case, when the correct documentation is received, the processing time resets to the times outlined above.

Industry Advisory Board (IAB) members* are also available to answer specific questions regarding station management; contact information for IAB members can also be found on the GCAF website.

*The IAB is comprised of emissions testing owners, managers, and testers and is independent of Georgia’s Clean Air Force (GCAF) and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

Start your Station Recertification Application now.